Sheila Character plan

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What are the four key events for Sheila?
1-stage directions and dinner party. 2-Interrogation. 3-Relationship with Gerald. 4-After the Inspector leaves.
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What are the 3 quotes from key event 1?
1-"Pleased with life" 2-"(trying to be light and easy) you be careful or i'll start weeping"3- "look mummy-isn't it a beauty?"
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Explain the quote "pleased with life"
Shallow, spoiled, petulant, spiteful. Opposite to Eva, fits in with complacent attitudes of society.
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Explain the quote "(trying to be light and easy) you be careful or i'll start weeping"
Shows underlying tensions in her relationship.
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Explain the quote "look -mummy- isn't it a beauty"
Problems in relationship easily brushed off when she's distracted by something trivial. Materialistic.
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What are the four quotes from key event 2?
1-"Oh how horrible!"2- "But these girls aren't cheap labour-they're people"3- "i was in a furious temper" 4-Inspector-"jealous of her"Sheila-"i suppose so"
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Explain the quote "Oh how horrible!"
Juxta position between her and Mr Birling (yes yes horrid business)
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Explain the quote "But these girls aren't cheap labour, they're people"
Life of luxury built on suffering of others. Never considered inequality in society.
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Explain the quote "i was in a furious temper"
Throwing a tantrum, petulant, spoiled.
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Explain the quote Inspector:"jealous of her" Sheila:"i suppose so"
Jealous of someone with less than her. Insecure- perhaps due to gerald and her suspicions about him.Eva and sheila mirror opposites, young and pretty. Just different classes, no reason for their separation.
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What are the 5 quotes in key event 3?
1-Ger:"now listen darling"Sh:"no that's no use" 2-"yes of course you were"3-"why you fool-he knows"4-"that's what you think i'm really like. Glad i realised it in time"5-"i don't dislike you as i did half an hour ago""at least you've been honest"
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Explain the quote Gerald:"now listen darling" Sheila:"no that's no use"
Not falling for his charms, eyes have been opened. Changed, more mature. Difficult to stand up to him socially.
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Explain the quote "yes of course you were"
With him because of social pressure from parents. Realised social standing not important.
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Explain the quote "why-you fool- he knows"
Inspectors side, covering up is impossible, laughable and wrong. Quickest to learn lesson.
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Explain the quote "that's what you think i'm really like. Glad i realised in time"
Don't know much about each other, hidden cracks
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Explain the quotes from Sheila's speech "I don't dislike you as i did half an hour ago" "at least you've been honest" "this has made a difference"
Ring is symbolic of deception. When she takes it, shows she is willing to ignore problems.now changed, wants truthful relationship.gerald understands but forgets later. Inspector inspires her to stand up for herself.
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What are the 5 quotes from key event 4?
1-Mrsb:"don't be childish sheila" sheila:"it's you to who are being childish"2-bir"all over now"sh-"the worst part is"3-it frightens me the way you talk"4-"no not yet, it's too soon, i must think"5-"guilty and dumbfounded"
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Explain the quotes mrs B:"don't be childish Sheila" sheila:"it's you two who are being childish"
Fighting back against mothers patronising infantilisation of her. Priestley making point about older generations skewed priorities.
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Explain the quotes Bir:"all over now" Shelia:"the worst part is"
Still di bad things even though noone died.
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Explain the quote "it frightens me the way you talk"
Older generations reversion upsets her. Mouth piece for Priestley and audience. Her actions were still wrong-she sees this.
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Explain the quote "no not yet, it's too soon. I must think"
Depends whether Gerald learns lesson and is more honest. Forgiven him, sees potential, he can be a better person. Ring is symbolic of how some of them have gone full circle.
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Explain the quote "guilty and dumbfounded"
Sheila will act differently this time, unlike her parents.
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What are the 3 quotes from key event 1?

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1-"Pleased with life" 2-"(trying to be light and easy) you be careful or i'll start weeping"3- "look mummy-isn't it a beauty?"

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Explain the quote "pleased with life"

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Explain the quote "(trying to be light and easy) you be careful or i'll start weeping"

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Explain the quote "look -mummy- isn't it a beauty"

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